Food for free!
Food for free.
I've raspberries in the garden damsons on a tree, blackberries in the hedgerow I love the food that's free.
There are mushrooms in the meadow sweet chestnuts in the wood, if you roast them in hot cinders they taste so blooming good.
A neighbour leaves tomatoes in a bag outside the door, with a note just to remind me to ask if I want more.
I give eggs laid by my chickens in return I get green beans, courgettes and bright red peppers, a feast fit for a Queen.
I have jam in shining jam jars all rowed up on a ledge, made from fruit all growing wild along a hedge.
I have chutney made from apples from the orchard out the back, I went to pick a couple and came back with a full sack.
And then there are the marrows we get them by the ton, If you tell someone you like them you'll never get just one!
I love the herbs just waiting to be made into a sauce, rosemary and mint to go with lamb of course!
Parsley by the handful sage and bay leaves too, thyme will wait for no man so go and pick a few.
And there is something special about picking food yourself, so much better for you than from a supermarket shelf.
A bit of local barter and you can fill your store, with local fresh grown produce who could want for more!